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Migrants in Greece have fled war and oppression

Issue No. 2352

Walid fled to Greece from Homs in Syria

Walid fled to Greece from Homs in Syria (Pic: Socialist Worker)

Walid from Homs, Syria, fled to Greece to escape war. "I wasn’t part of the uprising in Syria, I just stayed in my house," he told Socialist Worker.

"But this one day I came home and my house was gone. There had been a bomb and my whole family was killed.

"I managed to get out through Turkey. If the police in Syria had seen me they could have shot me. 

I thought Europe would be the best place to get to."

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